Job ID: 1945
Job Category: Policy, Planning & Research
Division & Section: City Planning, CP Community Planning Toronto & EY Dist
Work Location: Etobicoke Civic Centre, 2 Civic Centre Court, Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive
Job Type & Duration: Full-time 2 Permanent, 2 Temporary (12 - 24 month) Vacancies
Hourly Rate and Wage Grade: $53.40 - $58.49, TFS285, Wage Grade 18
Shift Information: Monday to Friday, 35 Hours per Week
Affiliation: L79 Full-time
Number of Positions Open: 4
Posting Period: 05-DEC-2019 to 19-DEC-2019
Reporting to the Manager, Community Planning, the Senior Planner in Community Planning will be responsible to lead the delivery of complex planning initiatives and assignments in the City Planning Division as well as the following:
Acts as a team leader of planners, staff from other Divisions and support staff to ensure efficient, effective and timely delivery of planning services.
Analyzes complex planning issues, applications and studies and makes recommendations to the Division, the Committee of Adjustment and City Council.
Engages the public and other stakeholders in the planning process and represents the City’s/Division’s interests in a variety of public forums as a champion of city building initiatives.
Acts as a mentor of other planners and contributes to a progressive culture of innovation and excellence in the Division.
Develops creative solutions to complex planning challenges in collaboration with others.
Negotiates and develops agreement in a complex environment of multiple stakeholders.
Represents the Division at Community Councils, Standing Committees and meetings with community groups, citizens, elected officials and management of other Divisions.
Conducts planning studies, reviews development applications, develops, recommends and drafts reports for Committees and Council.
Builds relationships with other Divisions based on partnerships and collaboration, aligned with corporate initiatives and priorities.
Maintains a familiarity with advances and best practices in the professional planning field in order to provide well-informed advice to the Division and City Council.
Undertakes special planning assignments, as required.
Demonstrates a high level of ethics and professionalism.
Acts as an expert witness, both preparing and presenting evidence on complex planning issues before the Ontario Municipal Board and other administrative tribunals.
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:
Post-secondary education in urban planning, geography and planning or in a professional discipline pertinent to the job function, or any approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
Extensive experience in delivering complex development applications with minimal direction, while balancing political, community and other stakeholder interests.
Extensive experience in planning applications and studies demanding a high level of critical judgment and analytical thinking.
Experience in leading and conducting planning studies and preparing plans.
Eligibility for membership in the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (RPP).
You must also have:
Ability to effectively represent the Division, maintain internal and external relations and work with the community and special interest groups, the general public, developers and elected officials.
Ability to manage conflict and resolve issues in complex, multi-stakeholder situations.
Highly developed presentation, communication and interpersonal skills, to effectively communicate and interact with all levels of the organization, elected officials, the media and the public.
Superior consulting and negotiating skills when dealing with the community, developers, other City Divisions, and public and private agencies.
Excellent project management and organizational skills to prioritize and complete multiple project assignments.
Proficient computer skills to utilize software packages relevant to supporting the division’s core requirements e.g. MS Office.
Accountability, innovation, adaptability and change management skills.
Extensive knowledge of the Planning Act, the Official Plan and the Development Review Process as well as current regulations and evolving planning policy trends.
Knowledge of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and other regulations/legislation that apply to the job duties.
Please Note Duration and Work Location Information:
One permanent position located at 2 Civic Centre Court
One permanent position located at 150 Borough Drive
One temporary (24 month) position located at 2 Civic Centre Court
One temporary (12 month)position located at 150 Borough Drive
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve.
The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request.